This November, Travis County voters will be asked to approve the issuance of $287,275,000 in bonds to pay for a new Civil and Family Courts Complex. Proponents claim this is desperately needed because of the unsafe and overwhelmed conditions of the 84 year-old venue, while opponents point to the bond and tax weariness of many Travis County voters and question whether the proposed plans are the most cost effective. On October 6, NWACA will bring an advocate and a critic together to debate the merits of the proposal and take questions from the audience. Genevieve Van Cleve, Campaign Manager of New Courts For Families, will argue In favor of the proposal, and former Executive Director of the Texas Republican Party, Eric Opiela will argue against. The forum will take place from 7 - 9 PM at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church at the corner of Steck Avenue and Mesa Drive.